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Posted on Fri, May 24, 2013 : 5:52 a.m.

Dexter lends hand to tornado-ravaged Oklahoma town

By Cindy Heflin


Dewan Carmack helps a friend's neighbor sort through rubble at their tornado-ravaged home Thursday, in Moore, Okla. Cleanup continues three days after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses.

AP photo

A year after a tornado knocked down homes and damaged businesses in the Dexter area, residents are reaching out to victims of the deadly tornadoes in Moore, Okla., the Detroit Free Press reported.

A trailer filled with items, many donated by Dexter residents, was expected to arrive in Moore, Wednesday, the newspaper reported.

The tornado that ravaged Moore Monday killed 24 people, including 10 children, and caused more than $2 billion in damages.

Read the story in the Detroit Free Press.


Alice Ralph

Fri, May 24, 2013 : 2:18 p.m.

Thank you to Dexter for expressing their empathy with residents of Moore, Oklahoma. My mother still lives in Norman. My friends and family from across the U.S. (even Hawaii) have all responded to me with words of concern. We are relieved that my mother, nearby friends and relatives are okay. At the same time, it is reminiscent of other places and other times when tornado tragedy has struck. In Oklahoma, there is also the resonance with the Oklahoma City bombing. When children are among the dead, and hundreds of homes are now unrecognizable rubble, gratitude, grief (and even guilt) are inextricable. Yet, the character of extraordinary Oklahomans' response to these extraordinary events still endures. The Red Cross is a well-known conduit for aid. Other organizations which can give guidance on what is needed and how to give are listed at


Fri, May 24, 2013 : 12:43 p.m.

I hope those two knuckle-dragging Senators from OK appreciate the help.


Fri, May 24, 2013 : 3:57 p.m.

Dexter has more class than Inhofe & Coburn put together. By the way, I'm not a Democrat!